Talk:Wikimedia Foundation Partnerships team

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Global reach[edit]

@JVargas (WMF): This is the same as the Global Reach team but renamed, correct? Are the various subpages of Global Reach going to be moved here? --Yair rand (talk) 19:55, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Yair rand:! This is indeed the former "Global Reach" from WMF, now renamed to Partnerships. I'm doing some changes to update our Meta presence. The current and up-to-date- version is this one. I will be working on the redirects and archives on all of it along the day to make sure there's no confusion. Thanks!

Scope[edit]

The page should be clarified to make it clear that those four names are not representative of the Wikimedia movements' global pool of partners, which are overwhelmingly civil society organisations, cultural institutions, Commons partnerships etc. Please use a more specific terminology. Nemo 23:03, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment, Nemo. We made a point to clarify that these examples refer to specific WMF partnerships that have taken place. We are cognizant that there are larger representatives of partners in the movement, but these are specific to the ones that WMF Partnerships has worked on. --JVargas (WMF) (talk) 05:01, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Facebook?[edit]

Facebook's Incorrect Page or Wikipedia mapping page says "please reach out to your partnerships contact". Would that be the WFPT? --Guy Macon (talk) 23:54, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Is your question in jest? They mean "talk with your business contact at Facebook", which is an euphemism for "get lost (unless you pay us a lot of money and we can't ignore you altogether)".
As a reminder, the Wikipedia pages were added by Facebook in early 2010 without asking for our opinion (see [Foundation-l] Heads up: Wikipedia on Facebook). The Wikimedia Foundation never had anything to do with it and, in general, has sometimes begged for money but never in recent memory tried to ask Facebook to do something useful for Wikimedia projects. (We used some of their software from 2014 to 2017 but that happened independently.) Nemo 06:50, 25 June 2020 (UTC)